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Hertz Launches ExpressRent Using ClairVista’s Live Expert System

Hertz, the world’s largest car rental brand, is rolling out ExpressRent™ video chat enabled car rental kiosks using ClairVista’s Live Expert® system. With this system, Hertz customers at airport and off-airport locations can instantly video chat with a remote agent to complete rental car transactions. Remote agents provide face-to-face customer service while sharing information and processing transactions on the kiosk screen.

Hertz incorporates Live Expert into its existing kiosk platform, thus leveraging its investment in hardware to increase both service capabilities and operating efficiency. Customers have responded favorably to the unexpected surprise of having a live agent assist them in kiosk transactions. Location partners have welcomed the benefits of providing personalized services through a self service kiosk.

Live Expert addresses fundamental challenges in providing outstanding onsite customer service – the fluctuations in customer traffic at each location and the need to efficiently minimize customer wait times. By providing live agents on demand to customers at any location, businesses can increase service levels while reducing operating costs.

“Hertz’s use of Live Expert further advances our vision of efficiently elevating customer engagement through all channels. Our recent launch of LE Anywhere now allows customers to have live video chat and content sharing online, inside the browser, without downloading special software. Customers can use the service from any Windows or Mac computer – from home, work, or kiosks,” said Chris Sang, ClairVista’s CEO.

Live Expert, which received two U.S. patents, embodies six years of research, development and operating experience with providing video chat customer service solutions. It is the most advanced and most widely deployed video chat CRM available and is used by innovative businesses like Hertz, Staples Canada, and, as well as industry leaders in health and education.